UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Nov
1
Fri
Monthly DIY Challenge: Key Fobs @ Creation Station
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day
Monthly DIY Challenge: Key Fobs @ Creation Station

Participate in the Natrona County Library’s free DIY Challenge for fun monthly craft projects! Stop by the Creation Station anytime during regular library hours to complete November’s DIY challenge: awesome key fob keychains. All supplies provided at no cost. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
21
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: “Navigating FamilySearch: Finding Indexed Sources,” presented by Cindy Blevins @ Crawford Room
Nov 21 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, November 21 at 6:45 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Cindy Blevins, will do a deeper dive for how to navigate FamilySearch to find indexed sources. FamilySearch is a free online resource and the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records, and resources. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
22
Fri
Sewing Project: One-Piece Wallet @ Creation Station
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sewing Project: One-Piece Wallet @ Creation Station

Drop by the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station any time between 2 and 4 pm on Friday, November 22 to learn how to make a cool one-piece wallet using the Library’s sewing machines. All supplies provided at no cost. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
25
Mon
Cricut Project: Holiday Card Holder @ Creation Station
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cricut Project: Holiday Card Holder @ Creation Station

One of the best parts of the holidays is all of the fun greeting cards and photographs you receive from family and friends that live far and wide. Showcase the holiday cheer that comes to you via the US Postal Service with your very own holiday card holder that doubles as festive decor. Join us on Monday, November 25 at 5 pm in the Creation Station for a craft program using our Cricut machine. Sign up at bit.ly/CScardholder. Limit of 15 adult participants. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

Nov
26
Tue
Writers’ Bloc @ Crawford Room
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Writers' Bloc @ Crawford Room

The Natrona County Library’s Writers’ Bloc will meet the 4th Tuesday of every month in the Crawford Room. An inclusive writing group, writers of poetry, fiction, memoir, fan fiction, or anything else are invited to join us for an inspiring discussion. Doors open at 5 pm, so come a little early if you would like some time to write. Don’t forget to bring your notebooks, laptops, napkins, and anything else you may have jotted ideas on!  Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
27
Wed
3D Printer Intro & Demo @ Creation Station
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3D Printer Intro & Demo @ Creation Station

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Wednesday, November 27 at 2 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration. The 3D printer is provided by the Natrona County Library Foundation. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
1
Sun
Monthly DIY Challenge: Bottle Brush Trees @ Creation Station
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Participate in the Natrona County Library’s free DIY Challenge for fun monthly craft projects! Stop by the Creation Station anytime during regular library hours to complete December’s DIY challenge: festive holiday bottle brush trees made from unique materials such as yarn and cork. All supplies provided at no cost. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

Dec
2
Mon
Food for Fines @ Natrona County Library
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm

Have you been be racking up late fees from library books that you love so much you don’t want to return them? Never fear… Food for Fines is here (again)! Bring non-perishable food and canned goods to the Library any time between December 1st & 15th to have your overdue fees forgiven, and the food will be given to those in need through Joshua’s Storehouse. Donations do not cover fees for lost or damaged items. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Design a 3D Snowflake Ornament @ Creation Station
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

They say each snowflake is unique and that no two snowflakes are alike. While that may be true when snowflakes are truly made of frozen water, it may not be the case when it comes to printing snowflakes on the Library’s new 3D printer… it all depends on your imagination and creativity! Patrons are invited to join us in the Tech Center on Monday, December 2 at 5 pm for this fun holiday project. First you’ll design your snowflake ornament in Tinkercad, a free 3D designing program. Then, since 3D printing is not as speedy as an inkjet, we’ll print the files on the 3D printer for you and call you when they’re ready to be picked up. Registration is required, and the program is limited to the first 16 registrants. Sign up at bit.ly/3Dflake. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
3
Tue
Casper Business Series: Polish Your Conflict Resolution Skills @ Crawford Room
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How do you handle conflict with employees, customers, or vendors? Join us for our December Casper Business Series brown bag lunch-and-learn on Tuesday, December 3rd at noon to learn conflict best practices. Work through methods of successful business conflict resolution that will help you with conflict currently affecting your business, or to polish your business conflict resolutions skills for the future. Presented by Rachel Shaw, Jamie Byers, and Jaime Carothers of the Central Wyoming HR Association, in partnership with the Wyoming Women’s Business Center. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Reading the West Book Club: “The Galvanized Yankees” by Dee Brown @ Fort Caspar
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club will meet on Tuesday, December 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Fort Caspar to discuss “The Galvanized Yankees” by Dee Brown. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
4
Wed
Wednesday Writers @ Main Floor
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Writers @ Main Floor

The Natrona County Library’s monthly Wednesday Writers program meets the first Wednesday of every month. Open to all writers—from those just picking up a pencil through published authors—offering encouragement, inspiration, and motivation. Please join us for feedback, critiquing, and general discussion. If you’d like, bring some of your writing to share with the group. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
5
Thu
Computer Basics @ Tech Center
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Technology is advancing at unimaginable speeds; it is never too late to start learning basics to help get you ready for what is in store next. This is a class at the Natrona County Library for people who are often intimidated by, rarely, or have never used a computer. Join us in the Tech Center on Thursday, December 5 at 10 am to learn the basic functions of operating the Library’s public computers to get online and do a simple web search or create an email. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
6
Fri
Leatherworking: Christmas Ornaments @ Creation Station
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to make a festive leather ornament using the Natrona County Library’s leather working equipment on Friday, December 6 at 2 pm in the Creation Station. This class will involve: cutting, gluing, skiving, stitching, and setting rivets and grommets. Register online at bit.ly/LthrX-MasOrn. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 10 participants. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
7
Sat
Christmas Cardmaking Workshop @ Crawford Room
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get in the ho-ho-holiday spirit with crafting and merriment, and share the good cheer with the ones you love by sending them handmade greeting cards. Stop by the Natrona County Library to learn to make your very own holiday greeting cards on Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm in the Crawford Room. Register online for the adult program at bit.ly/xmascardz. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 30 participants. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
9
Mon
Sewing Project: Gift Bag @ Creation Station
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Drop by the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station any time between 5 and 7 pm on Monday, December 9 to learn how to make a festive holiday gift bag using the Library’s sewing machines. All supplies provided at no cost. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
10
Tue
Never Too Old Book Club: “LIFEL1K3” by Jay Kristoff @ Metro Coffee Co.
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of “LIFEL1K3”, the first book in the dystopian YA series by Jay Kristoff, will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30 pm at Metro Coffee Co. The Never Too Old Book Club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, discusses young adult literature with adult appeal. The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy of this month’s book. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
11
Wed
Enroll Wyoming: Connecting You to Coverage @ Wyoming Alcoves meeting room
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The 2020 Open Enrollment Period of the Aff­ordable Care Act runs from Nov 1–Dec 15. If you’re signing up for new coverage, changing your existing coverage, or just need to renew your current plan, we’re here to help. We’re bringing in Enroll Wyoming Healthcare Navigator, Cynthia Nunley, from 10 am to 6 pm on both December 11th and 12th to answer all your questions and walk you through the process. Make sure you’re covered and call 577-7323 to schedule your free 1-hour appointment with a specialist in the Wyoming Alcoves meeting room, for more information.

Dec
12
Thu
Books on Tap Book Club: “Ginny Moon: A Novel” by Benjamin Ludwig @ Vintage Fine Wine and Martini Bar
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Books on us. Drinks on you. The Natrona County Library’s Books on Tap Book Club will meet to discuss “Ginny Moon: A Novel” by Benjamin Ludwig on Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm at Vintage Fine Wine and Martini Bar. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up your free copy of the book. Ages 21+. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
13
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 5 pm on the second Friday of every month for our Adult Coloring Club. Coloring books and pages will be available for you to turn into works of art. Colored pencils, pens, crayons, and markers will also be provided. Just bring yourself and your friends, and enjoy the afternoon. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
14
Sat
Craftastic Saturday: Harry Potter Flying Key Ornament @ Crawford Room
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If you adorn your tree with ornaments from everyone’s favorite magical book series, your decorations are sure to rival those of Hogwarts’ Great Hall at Christmas! Join us for a holiday Harry Potter crafting program for adults on Saturday, December 14 at 2pm in the Crawford Room. All supplies provided at no cost. No registration required. First come, first served. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
17
Tue
Cricut Project: Holiday Treat Boxes @ Creation Station
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Oftentimes, the best gifts are the ones that are homemade and come from the heart. Do you have a world-famous Christmas cookie recipe? Learn how to make special packaging for your cookies or other confectionary so you can gift your goodies to everyone this holiday season. Drop by the Library any time between 5pm and 7pm on December 17 to make personalized treat boxes on the Cricut machine in the Library’s Creation Station. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
21
Sat
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Saturday, December 21 at 3 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration. The 3D printer is provided by the Natrona County Library Foundation. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
27
Fri
Learn Windows 10 @ Crawford Room
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Friday, December 27 at 10 am in the Crawford Room. During the class, library staff will explain how to navigate the Windows 10 operating system, including the Start menu, Action Center, and more. Feel free to come prepared with questions or concerns about Windows 10, and you can even bring your Windows 10 device with you to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
28
Sat
Computer Basics in Spanish @ Tech Center
Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library is hosting a computer basics class in Spanish for our non-English speaking patrons on Saturday, December 28 at 3 pm in the Tech Center. Call 577-7323 for more information

Conceptos Básicos de computadora

La tecnología está avanzando a velocidades inimaginables; nunca es demasiado tarde para comenzar a aprender los básicos en preparación para lo que está por venir. Esta es una clase para personas que se sienten intimidados, rara vez o nunca han usado una computadora. Venga a aprender las funciones básicas para operar las computadoras públicas de la biblioteca. Aprende como entrar y hacer una simple búsqueda en la web o crear un correo electrónico. Este programa gratuito es para adultos y se llevará a cabo en el Tech Center de la Biblioteca del Condado de Natrona a las 3 pm el 28 de diciembre. Llame al 577-7323 y pregunte por Adi o Conrrado para obtener más información.

Jan
1
Wed
January DIY Challenge: T-Shirt Bag @ Creation Station
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

Participate in the Natrona County Library’s free DIY Challenge for fun monthly craft projects! Stop by the Creation Station anytime during regular library hours to complete January’s DIY challenge: multi-purpose and customized t-shirt bags. All supplies provided at no cost. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.Image result for diy t-shirt bag

Jan
2
Thu
Facebook Security @ Tech Center
Jan 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Facebook Security class in the Tech Center on Thursday, January 2 at 5 pm. This class will explain Facebook’s basic and advanced security features. Learn how to tell if your account has been hacked and how to avoid scammers. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
3
Fri
eBooks & Audiobooks: Hands-on Help @ Tech Center
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The appeal of a print book will never go away, but sometimes you just want to read a book on your device or even pop in some headphones and listen to the book instead. Join us in the Tech Center at the Natrona County Library on Friday, January 3 from 2–4 pm to get help downloading eBooks and audiobooks to your device. Please bring your device and any other equipment and passwords you need to download and/or transfer. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
4
Sat
Leatherworking: Basic Tooling @ Creation Station
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn basic leather tooling techniques while creating your own leather coaster using the Natrona County Library’s leatherworking equipment on Saturday, January 4 at 1 pm in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/leather1420. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 6 participants. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
6
Mon
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Monday, January 6 at 6 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration. The 3D printer is provided by the Natrona County Library Foundation. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.